DPW cuts ribbon on Macheche road repaving

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The Macheche road was repaved thanks to a public-private partnership.

The Government of Guam cut the ribbon on the repaving of the formerly pot-hole ridden Macheche road.

Thanks to a public private partnership between DPW and Hawaiian Rock Products a third of a mile of road was resurfaced for just a quarter of a million dollars. This is well below the U.S. Federal Highway standard of a million dollars a mile. DPW’s highway maintenance construction division designed the project, prepped the base course and provide traffic control while Hawaiian Rock Products laid the asphalt. Governor Eddie Calvo thanked the hard workers of the Department of Public Works despite the lack of support from the public.

“We had the talent in DPW we just didn’t have the equipment. Now we’re getting those resources to you and look what’s happened with the partnership with the private sector,” said Governor Eddie Calvo.

The Governor says the public private partnership cut the costs of construction in half.